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Still Standing: 100 Lessons From An 'Unsuccessful' Life
Tola Fisher
Condition: New
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What do we do when life hasn't turned out the way we expected? These refreshingly candid stories encourage readers trying 'to adult' how to find joy in the journey of a messy, work-in-progress walk of (sometimes failing, but still standing) faith.


English Hours: A Portrait of a Country
Henry James
Condition: New
£10.99   £3.99

First published in 1905, English Hours is one of Henry James' most loved works of travel and a now-classic portrait of England by one of the great masters of 19th century literature.


King George V
Kenneth Rose
Condition: Used, Good
£31.00

The Whitbread (and Wolfson and Yorkshire Post) Prize Winning account of the king whose life spanned the centuries. Grandfather of the present Queen, George V bridged the century from the 'glories' of the Victorian and Edwardian eras through the horrors of the Great War. His life is recounted here drawing ...


Cows in Trees: A Warm and Witty Memoir of a Vet's Life
Julian Earl
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James Herriot for the 21st Century! Veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events during his career not to mention the most bizarre of all - finding a cow stuck in a tree!


Thank You
BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live
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A collection of heartwarming stories from the popular 'Thank You' strand on BBC Radio 4's flagship Saturday morning programme, Saturday Live.


All the Strange Hours: The Excavation of a Life
Loren Eiseley
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£11.00

Anthropologist Loren Eiseley turns his considerable powers of reflection and discovery on his own life to weave a compelling story, beginning with his childhood. From there he traces the odyssey that led to his search for early postglacial man-and into inspiriting philosophical territory-culminating ...


Flaubert the Master: A Critical and Biographical Study, 1856-80
Enid Starkie
Condition: Used, Acceptable
£22.99

Provenance; from the personal library of Professor Lloyd Austin, University of Manchester. Physical description; (10), 390 p., 9 plates : 1 illus., facsim., ports. ; 23 cm. Notes; bibl. p. 357-360. Subjects; Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880). Flaubert, Gustave - Studies. Flaubert, Gustave (1821-1880) - Criticism ...


King's Counsellor: Abdication and War: the Diaries of Sir Alan Lascelles
Alan Lascelles
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The Private Secretary to four monarchs, whose diaries reveal the inside story of the Abdication, the royal family during WWII and the Princess Margaret-Peter Townsend affair


Martyn Lloyd-Jones: His Life And Relevance For The 21St Century
Christopher Catherwood
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Few who heard Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones preach will ever forget the experience, not because of his presence as a minister, but on account of the sense of wonder at the gospel that he conveyed.

Those, like the author, who had the privilege of knowing him up close, are uniquely placed to comment on his life ...


Learning to Breathe: My Journey With Mental Illness
Rachael Newham
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A practical handbook and personal account of depression and suicidal thoughts, written to raise awareness of mental illness and advise those in pastoral roles


The Words of My Father
Yousef Bashir
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The Words of My Father is a story of coexistence, survival and the unpredictable impacts and consequences of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


Afghan Napoleon - The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud
Sandy Gall, Rory Stewart
Condition: New
£25.00   £12.99

Published on the 20th anniversary of Massoud's assassination, two days before the 9/11 attack, this is the first biography of Massoud published in over a decade.


Mary Seacole
Ron Ramdin
Condition: New
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Ron Ramdin tells the remarkable story of a woman celebrated today as a pioneering nurse. A short and readable biography aiming at students and the general reader alike.


Kokoschka: The Untimely Modernist
Rudiger Goerner
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The Austrian artist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) achieved world fame with his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. In this detailed biography, Rudiger Goerner masterfully depicts the multifaceted artist's life and long career.


Tazmamart - 18 Years in Morocco`s Secret Prison
Lulu Norman, Aziz Binebine
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This is the true story of Aziz BineBine who, unwittingly entangled in a failed coup against King Hassan II, found himself locked in prison thought to be a mere horror story: Tazmamart. Set to become a cult classic of survival literature, Tazmamart is a hellish journey through the abyss of despair - and out the other side.


Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Remarkable Lives
John McIlwain
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An illustrated biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-59), the foremost engineer in an age of great engineers, when the Industrial Revolution was at its height and Britain, its birthplace, was the vibrant hub of a world empire. It presents the story of this perfectionist, the setbacks and challenges he faced, and the results of his work.


Jonas Hanway Founder of the Marine Society
James Stephen Taylor
Condition: Used, Very Good
£8.00

Jonas Hanway (1712-86) was the most successful British philanthropist of the eighteenth century. This is the story of a remarkable man and the British merchant community that shaped his world view in youth and supported his charities in adulthood.


An Innkeeper's Diary
John Fothergill
Condition: Used, Like New
£35.99

Metaphors of Self - The Meaning of Autobiography
James Olney
Condition: Used, Good
£17.99

James Olney examines the writings of seven men--Montaigne, Jung, George Fox, Darwin, Newman, Mills, and Eliot--and traces the essential and unique autobiographical impulse, and in a real sense makes it live. Originally published in 1972. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology ...


Guiding Lights: The Extraordinary Lives of Lighthouse Women
Shona Riddell
Condition: New
£19.99   £10.45

A compellingly written, fully illustrated account of lighthouse women throughout the ages, from those who lit ancient hilltop bonfires to the keepers of today.

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